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Red Trail

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1.1 mile 1.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 24' 7 m
Low: 8' 2 m

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Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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The main spine trail at 140-acre Gordon River Greenway Park.

Alexandra Sulecki

Features Birding · Wildlife

Visitor hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Runner Notes

Runners routinely use this trail as it is wide, smooth, and partially shady.

Description

This is the main spine trail of the Gordon River Greenway. This portion of the 2.3 miles of asphalt, mulch, and boardwalk trails meanders through scrubby flatwood and mangrove communities. The trail is 12 feet wide and the boardwalk is 10 feet wide and both are designed for passive recreational activities such as walking, jogging, biking, roller-blading, and skateboarding.

The boardwalk crosses the Gordon River, providing a beautiful view of surrounding preserve lands and the Gordon River. At the southern end, a large restoration project has been completed replanting native hammock species and wildflowers. There is a fishing platform and look-out shelter on the south side of the river crossing.

Flora & Fauna

Buttonwood and white mangroves line the boardwalk as it meanders south. On the south side of this trail, a large restoration project is recreating a coastal hammock. Many species of wading birds can be seen along the river. Occasionally, a manatee can be seen.

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A boardwalk bridge travels over the Gordon River on the Gordon River Greenway.
Jan 25, 2017 near Naples, FL
Restoration plantings along the trail provide a nice pop of color.
Jan 25, 2017 near Naples, FL
School children have a field day looking for and learning about gopher tortoises!
Jan 25, 2017 near Naples, FL
The Yellow Trail is beautifully paved in this area.
Jan 25, 2017 near Naples, FL

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